Approach from the perspective of someone searching for funding to support preservation programs.
Review the ecological properties.
Choose a property you would be interested in supporting. Cultural, archeological,or architectural are NOT to be used.
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Amazonian rainforests have unparalleled biodiversity. More than 1/3 of all species in the world live in the Amazon Rainforest. The region is home to about 2.5 million insect species, tens of thousands of plants, and some 2000 birds and mammals. To date, at least 40,000 plant species, 3,000 fish, 1,294 birds, 427 mammals, 427 amphibians, and 378 reptiles have been scientifically classified in the region. Scientists have described between 96,660 and 128,843 invertebrate species in Brazil alone. The diversity of plant species is the highest on earth with some experts estimating that one square kilometre may contain over 75,000 types of trees and 150,000 species of higher plants.
In the Amazon Region identify at least two serious environmental problems, such as soil degradation, air or water pollution, pesticide misuse, overpopulation, wildlife extinction or threatened biodiversity, and deforestation, that impact this region. What seem to be the root causes of these problems?
? Determine what strategies local governments, businesses, or individual citizens can implement to lessen the negative impact on the environment in the Amazon region and help prepare it for a more sustainable future. Keep in mind that you may have very limited resources available to you in this region. Are there practical solutions to these problems that can be funded, developed, and implemented locally, or will long-term solutions require assistance from outside sources? If outside support is required for your plan, detail the extent of their involvement.
? Identify other regions of the world that have attempted to overcome these same, or similar, problems. Describe at least one method that they attempted to use to solve the problem. Did they succeed or fail in their efforts? What environmental or social factors aided or hindered the implementation of those plans?